Not Enough Love for The Stretch

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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby knivesandbooks » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:39 pm

Like I said above, serrated stretch2 would be phenomenal. If it was a serrated salt stretch2, even better.

Maybe making a full dress stretch would increase appeal. Say, hap40 with nickel bolsters on top of black linen micarta or pakkawood.

Sorry Sal and guys, I fantasize. My wallet would be fully open for one a Stretch. I almost bought a zdp one a month or so ago but ended up with another ensues. It is a great model. I've used one but not owned one.
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.

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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby Daveho » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:50 pm

Bloke wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:48 pm
Daveho wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:07 pm
I’ve never actually held one
I know your thinking about buying a PM2 but they’re not going anywhere and will be around for ever.

At under $US100 the V-Toku2 Stretch is a steal and perhaps worth consideration. :)
You may be onto something- who would you recommend as a supplier

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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby Bloke » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:09 pm

Daveho wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:50 pm
Bloke wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:48 pm
Daveho wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:07 pm
I’ve never actually held one
I know your thinking about buying a PM2 but they’re not going anywhere and will be around for ever.

At under $US100 the V-Toku2 Stretch is a steal and perhaps worth consideration. :)
You may be onto something- who would you recommend as a supplier
For us Aussies definitely KnifeCentre. They’re a pleasure to deal with, cheapest and fast shipping. :cool:
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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby Bloke » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:17 pm

sal wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:07 pm
We have an "experimental" straight spine Stretch in-the-works.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V5gFAiPJhvI
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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby weeping minora » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:22 pm

I preferred the original FRN model to the new "2" version. The blade "stretched" out farther from the handle due to the larger finger choil and I'm not a fan of having the blade that far forward from the "choked-back" grip :(. Too much lost space IMO, but the ergos are absolutely stellar! Probably the best ergos on any spydie I've held to date. :spyder:
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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby Daveho » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:50 pm

Bloke wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:09 pm
Daveho wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:50 pm
Bloke wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:48 pm
Daveho wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:07 pm
I’ve never actually held one
I know your thinking about buying a PM2 but they’re not going anywhere and will be around for ever.

At under $US100 the V-Toku2 Stretch is a steal and perhaps worth consideration. :)
You may be onto something- who would you recommend as a supplier
For us Aussies definitely KnifeCentre. They’re a pleasure to deal with, cheapest and fast shipping. :cool:
On preorder currently so hopefully they come back into stock-
Thinking over it I think you may be on to something Bloke- it fills the gap the PM2 would have for me and gets me a steel I should love- we shall see.


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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby Cambertree » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:32 am

Love my HAP40 Stretch. My favourite hunting knife.

And until recently, my most likely answer to the perennial question:"If you could only have one..." ;)

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Since I got my Cruwear PM2 though, that would be a most difficult choice. :confused: :)

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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby wrdwrght » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:04 am

sal wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:07 pm
Hey Darby,

We have an "experimental" straight spine Stretch in-the-works. We believe the "not enough love" for the model has been caused by either the drop point blade shape of the finger-choil. The Straight spine model still employs a finger-choil so it will narrow the concerns.

sal
Sal, is this experiment the thing that’s taken on a combination of the Endura and Delica names? In other words, is this experiment less about the Stretch and more about something between an Endura and a Delica?

Were the Stretch to lose a shape that harkens back to Spyderco’s beginnings, the conservative in me would be a tad saddened.

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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby Evil D » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:09 am

I have no problem with the size of the original choil, it just needed to be deeper and the point on the butt of the handle relaxed down a bit. I haven't handled the new one yet but I like my original a lot, it's one of the best SE blades I've ever used.
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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby cabfrank » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:39 pm

I loved my Stretch. I would definitely buy a Salt version.

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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby tvenuto » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:20 pm

Evil D wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:09 am
I have no problem with the size of the original choil, it just needed to be deeper and the point on the butt of the handle relaxed down a bit. I haven't handled the new one yet but I like my original a lot, it's one of the best SE blades I've ever used.
Have you handled an R? I know it seems like I harp on this a bunch, but having owned both I think the R deals with most of the tweaks that people request of the stretch. I keep thinking about doing an R passaround, but I love mine and carry it regularly and kind of want to buy a back-up before doing it.

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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby mb1 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:08 pm

What is an R?
- Mark

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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby Spider bite » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:30 pm

I like what sal and team has done with the stretch 2. The choil is perfect.

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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby tvenuto » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:50 pm

mb1 wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:08 pm
What is an R?
Bottom knife in my pic on page 1 of this thread. It’s an odd bird, has never been in regular production, either limited or a sprint. The one pictured was the most recent sprint, the previous ones had skeletonized handles. It’s basically an up-sized Delica with a choil.

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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:14 pm

Para2 and a R model.

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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby wrdwrght » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:51 pm

Upsized Delica with a choil. I like it.

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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby Frozenspyder » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:38 pm

This forum is just horrible... for my bank account. Every time I look at a thread I see something I want. Two in this one. I've always like the stretch. Just never pulled the trigger and bought one. That R though. That's quite the knife. I think I'll need to find one of those someday too.

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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby GarageBoy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:15 am

Used to get plenty of love - hunting/skinning knife turned into an edc piece (a la Buck 110)

Reminded me of the tim Wenger models a lot - (sprint mouse?)

Centofante gets the least love and could use an refresh

The original R was related to the Q, right? (Skeletonized blade and handle?)

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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:00 am

Interesting, because the blade shape of the Centofante 3 reminds me of the blade shape on the Stretch. Different grinds and some other small differences but overall kind of similar.
-Darby
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

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Re: Not Enough Love for The Stretch

Postby ZMW » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:34 pm

I love my stretch in ZDP. It is tough to find pocket time since I am usually carrying smaller - Urban or Delica. But, the Stretch rivals my PM2 for my weekend knife or larger folder carry. I must have the first Stretch model, as I wish the choil was a little deeper. But I love the design


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